The Smart Data Blog

Kudos to the Cambridge Team for Recent Industry Awards!

Posted by Kirk Newell on Sep 28, 2017 4:40:00 PM

We have been humbled by the number of industry awards Cambridge Semantics has garnered in recent weeks. We know they can only be the result of the hard work and ingenuity of the Cambridge team.

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Topics: Big Data, Anzo

Adaptive Technology for Complex Organizations

Posted by Sam Chance on May 17, 2017 4:38:00 PM

One can aptly describe many of today’s organizations as complex adaptive systems. Dynamic interaction patterns and emergent relationships characterize their complexity, while their ability to change and self-organize capture their adaptiveness. To survive, traditional mechanistic, highly structured organizations characterized by rigid, vertical communications have transformed to organic, rapidly changing organizations that exhibit nearly amorphous communication patterns. Organizations that learn to adapt usually survive or even thrive; conversely, those that don’t adapt, either dissolve or become insignificant.

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Topics: Data Management, Big Data, Data Governance, Anzo, Graph, Analytics, Smart Data Lake

Allow Us to Introduce Ourselves

Posted by Kirk Newell on Dec 27, 2016 8:25:00 PM

In September 2016 Cambridge Semantics attended Strata+Hadoop World 2016 in New York, NY. While we were there, Marty Loughlin, our VP of Financial Services, spoke to a gathering of attendees about who we are and what our platform does. Here is his presentation.

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Topics: Smart Data, Data Integration, Big Data, Anzo, Graph, Smart Data Lake, Unstructured Data

Cambridge Semantics Shatters Previous Record of Loading and Querying ‘Trillion Triples’ by 100X - So What?

Posted by Marty Loughlin on Dec 20, 2016 4:37:00 PM

"So what?" you might say. Another hyperbole-fueled headline in tech is hardly a notable event. To answer, let's start with what we did.

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Topics: Big Data, Anzo

Smart Data Lake or Data Landfill? The Difference May Be "Semantic" [SlideShare]

Posted by Kirk Newell on Jun 7, 2016 1:47:19 PM

Data lakes are quickly becoming a hot topic as enterprises determine how best to organize and access the large volume of data they have been generating. Data Lakes are attractive for several reasons, including their ability to expand data across the enterprise while maintaining trust and security with data governance.

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Topics: Smart Data, Semantics, Financial Services, Anzo, Smart Data Lake

Anzo Smart Data Manager and the Necessity of Data Transformation

Posted by Patrick Wall on May 26, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Data transformation is one of the most vital facets of data management. Prior to integrating data sources, conducting analytics, or utilizing data in most operational applications, data must be transformed from its native state to one suitable for the target system—even if it’s just a data mart.

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Topics: Smart Data, Data Governance, Anzo

A New Approach to BCBS 239 and Beyond: The Smart (Semantic) Data Lake

Posted by Marty Loughlin on May 24, 2016 9:30:00 AM

We are at an inflection point in the financial services industry. The evolving and overwhelming demands of regulatory compliance have forced organizations to acknowledge the need for data governance and most are developing their strategy.

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Topics: Data Governance, Financial Services, FIBO, Data Lake, Anzo

FIBO, FIBO, It's Off to Work We Go

Posted by Marty Loughlin on Apr 4, 2016 1:11:44 PM

State Street Bank, The EDM Council, Dun & Bradstreet, Wells Fargo and Cambridge Semantics completed an engagement to harmonize State Street's Interest Rate Swap data with Dun & Bradstreet's entity hierarchy data using the Financial Industry Business Ontology (FIBO) and Cambridge Semantics' Anzo Smart Data Lake®.

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Topics: Smart Data, Big Data, Financial Services, FIBO, Compliance, Anzo, Analytics

The Evolution of Insight: Exploratory Analytics

Posted by Patrick Wall on Mar 29, 2016 10:20:32 AM

Exploratory analytics represents the evolution—and perhaps culmination—of conventional analytics and business intelligence options. It’s a combination of real-time data discovery and ad-hoc, graph-aware analytics that provides automatic, self-service insight for end users on all their data.

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Topics: Big Data, Data Lake, Anzo, Analytics

Winning the Wild Wild West of Data Lakes

Posted by Patrick Wall on Feb 21, 2016 12:06:39 PM

With no inherent means of adhering to governance and security protocols, data lakes are akin to the Wild West in that they are devoid of order and consistency. Each user manipulates his or her own data at the risk of the reuse of that data for others.

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Topics: Data Integration, Data Lake, Anzo, Smart Data Lake